My style as a therapist is non-judgmental, compassionate and focused on helping empower you to make changes that will allow you to live the best life possible. I believe that we all have innate strength and potential but sometimes need help finding those things within ourselves. As your therapist, I will help you identify the patterns and beliefs that are limiting you. I will also help you process and work through experiences from the past that are impacting your life today.
We each have unique experiences and needs and one therapeutic approach will not work for everyone. I will work to understand you and your goals for our time together. Together we will determine what steps you need to take to get where you want to be. Painful experiences and overwhelming emotions can leave you feeling helpless and out of control. My goal is to teach you tools to regain your sense of control and learn how to trust yourself. I focus on helping you identify your strengths and feel empowered to makes changes in your life.
My Professional Background
I received a Bachelor of Social Work from Madonna University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. Since obtaining my Master’s degree I have worked with a variety of populations including those dually diagnosed with mental illness and substance use disorders, homeless and runaway youth and trauma survivors. In addition to working directly with clients, I also spent ten years developing and running mental health programs in leadership roles.
Like many others, the pandemic caused me to reevaluate my life and priorities. I realized that while I loved the work I was doing in my role as a manager of a hospital based state-wide mental health program and I really wanted to return to doing full time clinical therapy work. In 2022 I left my hospital job and opened my practice.